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by johnQpublic
Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Your First Pick? Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite
Replies: 13
Views: 5312

I would have never guessed that anyone here had an Ormandy let alone 2 others besides myself. I have the Columbia LP made around 1960.
by johnQpublic
Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Any of our members in Dennis' way?
Replies: 5
Views: 2579

Tampa in the way??? No way!!!

As of right now, it's heading for the panhandle of FL.

If Dennis hits around Pensacola or west of it, I'm in good shape. If it hits between Destin and Tallahassee, you may pray for me.
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What is the greatest musical composition?
Replies: 60
Views: 16420

"So few realize that this is actually a Dittersdorf composition, spuriously attributed to Pachelbel
No matter! It's still the greatest. Now, put this thing to bed. :P
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What is the greatest musical composition?
Replies: 60
Views: 16420

If we all say Pachelbel's "Canon" this thread will be over in no time. :lol:
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sibelius software
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Yeeeow! I saw the price tag on those sessions and knew immediately it was out of my league, C.B.
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Sibelius software
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

First, C.B., I too was a composer-child product of the 60's and I used vellum and ink through the mid-80's. I then used the Mark of the Unicorn's "Professional Composer" which eventually morphed into "Mosaics". I am about to receive in the mail "Sibelius" which I just upgraded to from "Mosaics" any ...
by johnQpublic
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Psalm 150
Replies: 8
Views: 3065

Howard Hanson set it. I have an old LP of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing it.
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Music That I Have Not Yet Discovered
Replies: 22
Views: 7565

Norwegians, eh?

Very good Romantics = Johann Svendsen & Johann Halvorsen
More modern = Harald Saeverud
by johnQpublic
Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: obscure Hindemith work
Replies: 11
Views: 4910

I have a ton of Hindemith. He's a favorite composer of mine.

I listened to this work (the composer conducted/NY Phil) on Memorial Day (posted here at CMG under the "What Are You Listening to?" thread).

It's not my favorite Hindemth by a long shot. Dull in comparison to many other works.
by johnQpublic
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Composer George Rochberg dies
Replies: 17
Views: 5210

MISCELLANY

May 5th was not a Sunday!

I met Rochberg briefly in the early 70's. He was quite a gentleman.

My mother currently lives in Newtown Square and spent some not so nice days in the Bryn Mawr Hospital; which by the way is not a very large facility.
by johnQpublic
Mon May 30, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2843
Views: 671785

In honor of Memorial Day, I chose one big work that reflects on such a topic:

Hindemith - A Requiem For Those We Love: "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (composer/NYPhil/Odyssey LP)
by johnQpublic
Sun May 29, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tower Raises Naxos Prices
Replies: 25
Views: 7380

FYE, at least around here, isn't a place that anyone goes to for classical discs. Hey, you'll get no argument out of me Ralph, but when your wife demands to go to an out-of-town mall and then tells you when you get there that you're on your own for the next three hours, suddenly "FYE" looks good en...
by johnQpublic
Sun May 29, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Wonderful recording of orchestral music of Aulis Sallinen
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Thanks, but in reality I never left. I just lurked a lot until finally an interesting topic popped up. :lol:
by johnQpublic
Sun May 29, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Wonderful recording of orchestral music of Aulis Sallinen
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

I too have the Finlandia disc that contains Shadows & the 4th symphony (plus a nice cello concerto too).

Sallinen is definitely a good composer who people need to hear.
by johnQpublic
Sun May 29, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Tower Raises Naxos Prices
Replies: 25
Views: 7380

I was in a mall store yesteday in Montgomery, specifically a music chain called "FYE". What few Naxos they had were all marked at $9.99. Now you know they had most or all of those already sitting in their bins when Naxos officially went up. So you also know the store jacked up the price once they re...
by johnQpublic
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Resurrection of Arte Nova
Replies: 14
Views: 7683

The "Oehms" label picked up the Skrowaczewski Arte Nova Bruckner symphonies CDs which were/are pricier than the original Arte Nova.

Anybody know if the resurrected Arte Nova will get them back from Oehms?